The shape of your breast can affect what style of bra suits you best, in this blog we look at the most common breast shapes and what bra style will likely suit them the most.
The first step to finding the perfect bra is identifying the shape that suits your body using our Breast Shape Dictionary.
ASYMMETRIC: One breast is larger than the other
Our plunge bras are perfect for asymmetric breasts as the angled cups are made to form the natural curve of each breast, giving some added flexibility if one breast is smaller than the other.
BELL: Slimmer at the top, fuller at the bottom
Bell shape is most commonly seen in women with larger cup sizes and those with this shape may experience overflow with demi/balconette style bras as they have minimal coverage. Explore bra styles that are full coverage, and perhaps with wider straps that will offer more comfort and support.
EAST WEST: Nipples point outwards & breasts fall in opposite directions
A plunge bra is the answer if you are looking to bring your breasts closer together to create more of a cleavage look. The shape of the angled cups will encourage your breasts to lift up and towards the front of your body.
TEAR DROP: Round but breasts are less full at the top
You may experience cup gaping with full-coverage bras if you are this shape. We recommend trying a balconette or demi-cup as these bra styles will help distribute breast tissue evenly while eliminating any cup gaping.
SIDE SET: Wider space between breasts
This shape of the breast is similar to EAST WEST, the difference here is that it features fuller breasts and equally would suit a plunge-style bra. The angled cups will encourage your breasts to lift up and towards the front of your body.
ROUND: Equally full at the top as they are at the bottom
Balconette styles will work well with this shape as they have wider straps which lift from the bottom of the cup (think shelf!), creating a boosting effect. Balconette bras give maximum uplift. The wide-set straps mean they are great under low-cut necklines, as perfectly demonstrated by the Bridgerton women who chose to wear our balconette Tara bra under their empire-style dresses in the latest Netflix series.
RELAXED: Breasts with lax tissue with nipples pointing downwards
Bra styles with less coverage will help create lift and add more fullness at the top of the breast, we would recommend a balconette style.
ATHLETIC: Wider, more muscular breasts with less tissue
Cup gaping tends to be a common issue for Athletic shapes, we recommend exploring soft bras perhaps with a gorgeous racer-back. A soft-wireless plunge bra will be super flattering.
Full-cup bras are super supportive, if you’ve got full breasts, this is a good starting point to find your perfect bra as it will offer total coverage and the necessary support.
If you are still unsure of what is your best bra style, we recommend trying a few styles to find your perfect style, the common ones being Balconette, Plunge and Full-Cup.
For any questions about finding your perfect style, shape or size; please contact our fit expert at [email protected]